OK... I'm ready to catch a break here! Yesterday Kacey had her record low....***36***
Yes....thats LOW!!! I picked her up from school yesterday around lunchtime because her blood sugar was a 338 and she felt sick at her stomach. After we got home from picking her sister up at school, she layed on the couch to watch TV. We decided that since she wasn't feeling well, I had a bit of a sick stomach stirring and Kayleigh was swamped in missed classwork that we would just skip youth group tonight at church. As much as I hated to, I was worried that I'd end up getting sick while we were there. So we chilled out at home. Kacey ended up falling asleep and I figured that high was just taking its toll on her body...WRONG! I told Kayleigh to go wake her up because she'd been asleep for over an hour and I wanted her to be able to get to bed on time. She screamed to me in the kitchen, "MOMMMMMMM SHES NOT WAKING UP!!!" So I went running into the living room to find Kacey laying there with her eyes shut.
Me: Kacey, are you ok?
Kacey: no response
Kacey: letting out a moan
Me: (grabbing her kit) Kacey! I think you're low! (testing) ***36*** CRAP!
Me: Kacey! You're REALLY low!
Kayleigh: (gone to grab juice boxes without being asked)
Me: Kacey can you open your mouth?
Kacey: opening her mouth a little.
Whew! OK so she could hear me but she couldn't open her eyes or speak to me. Can you say....SCARED!!!!! I pushed 2 juice boxes immediately .
After she came up to the 73, she started talking and actually sat up. She cried, I cried. She was sound asleep so she never felt it coming on. When she sat up, she was SOAKED in sweat. As the tears ran down her face, she said, "Mom, I could hear you but I couldn't open my eyes or talk. I was so scared but I knew you knew I was low." ***insert the throw up feeling here*** I felt like I could vomit at any moment.
Once things settled down, she was able to eat something and she ended up bouncing in the 400's through the night but woke up at a ***103*** this morning. I hope her day goes better than yesterday. I'm not far from school today since the nurse is out and there is a sub nurse in there that has never been there before. It's times like this that I become an overprotective Momma!
Now...once I was finally calm...I sat and thought about things. At the time Kacey dropped low, we should have been driving to youth group at church and that could have happened as I was driving. Yikes!! As I've always said....God places us where we need to be at just the right time and everything happens for a reason. I'm sure God understands WHY we didn't make it to youth group because he made me have that sick stomach so I'd stay home. And you know what? After it was all over and my nerves had settled, my sick stomach was gone. Yep! I'd say it was a blessing that we were home.
So I took that chance to perform an experiment on myself. Since I seem to have a "normal" pancreas. I tested my blood sugar before making myself eat a very high carb meal on purpose. My blood sugar before eating.... ***84*** and then 30 min after the high carb meal ***125*** and one hour after that ***117*** so what did I find out? First of all, I don't have a misbehaving pancreas (thanks be to God!) and is that what a normal pancreas does? I'm not sure? But I tested myself to see if I shot over 200 at any point.
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